Thursday, June 30, 2011


Photo Credits: Hyperfocus Photography

Latest Review :: Kate & Adam 6.18.11

Kate & Adam hired us for Wedding Day Coordination, here's what they had to say about our services: 

"Sumer, you were a GEM!!! Seriously, I couldn't have done it without you. Being an out-of-town bride made me apprehensive from the start. I had such a specific vision for the design of the wedding, and I had put so much thought and effort into the elements – and I really needed you to bring it all to fruition and organize my thoughts in the crucial final stretch. Adam and I were rehashing the wedding over the honeymoon (of course!) and we said if we could change one thing, we would have just spared me the time and energy and hired you for full-service planning. Coming from a control freak like me, that is the highest compliment! Thank you so much for all of your hard work! All of the "insiders" at the wedding (the BMs, my parents, etc.) were raving about how together and level-headed you were the entire time. Your services were truly top-notch, and Adam and I are so happy we hired you!"

P.S. Lots of yummy detail photos from Kate & Adam's wedding coming up on the blog soon! Stay tuned! 

Photo courtesy of Leeann Marie Photography


Thinking of having your own getaway car at your wedding? Here are a few of Viva's favourite!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


While there are many old school wedding traditions Viva has been happy to see disappear, the getaway car is not one of them. Okay, we should be specific. The time honoured tradition of the wedding party sneaking out during the reception to toilet paper the bride and groom’s car, wrap it in cellophane and fill the air vents with confetti is not what we’re talking about. Having an actual getaway car is.

A common past tradition, wedding guests would gather outside to officially send off the bride and groom earlier in the evening and then continue to enjoy the reception without them. When newlyweds decided to ditch the early exit, choosing instead to party the night away with their guests and often being the last to leave, the getaway car became obsolete.

Well Viva’s happy to report it’s making a comeback! Newlyweds aren't necessarily leaving their reception early, but after exchanging vows they definitely have a car to drive away in with the Just Married decor to prove it. We wonder if Will & Kate having their own getaway car had something to do with it.

Monday, June 6, 2011


"Find some fun rain boots, colorful umbrellas, and show the rain who’s boss". Those were our words of wisdom in our last post should you be faced with rain on your wedding day. Now here's a little inspiration to help you do just that!

Photo Credits: Odd Sundays, Odd Sundays, Erin Hearts Court, Greg Gibson, Susan Stripling


This month's Wedding Dress Wednesday was an easy one. Viva loves RIVINI gowns and it just so happens that Ashton Station Bridal in Carleton Place is hosting a RIVINI trunk show this weekend. Selections from Rita's Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 collections will be in house. Don't miss it!

Thursday, June 2, 2011